curly girl method

Understanding The Curly Girl Method


So you’re wondering about the curly girl method? wondering is it for you? Well today im going to explain whats it about and why i follow this method e8c4964d7d22c1528c8261e432b2ba31

This method in short terms is called the CG Method. with this method you avoid certain ingredients in your hair products. so if you ever seen someone on the shampoo aisle looking at ingredients their more than likely are looking at if that products has things they’re trying to avoid. Now the market has so many natural hair products out there to choose from it used to be very few. But now with the natural hair hype every product line has created some type of products that’s for natural hair.

So to simply explain the CG method you avoid

  1. Shampoo 2280662s1583913-main-zoom
  2. Heat
  3. Sulfates
  4. silicone
  5. Combs

So I bet here’s the part where your like why? Whats sulfates and why i shouldn’t use them in my hair….Well Sulfates are harsh on curly hair and most hair in general they strip our hair of its moisture. And curly hair needs all the moisture it can get. Thats why its good to avoid shampoos. There are alternatives to using shampoos there are low poos from Deva Curl you can use which is what im currently using from the decadence line from them which i love. the next alternative is what most naturalist use is what it’s called is co-washing you simply wash your hair with conditioner only. this keeps that moisture in your hair and yes it actually cleanses the hair lightly. Now i do recommend clarifying your hair with a shampoo about once a month or you can use a AVC (Apple Cider Vineger) rinse.  Shea moisture has alternatives out there as well for shampoos that’s CG friendly

Now lets talk about silicone. There are so many curly girls out there who swear by them and hate silicones me personally I have a love hate relationship with it. But someone like me i avoid them but i  do get a silicone prouduct once a year maybe a little more.. but the ones who still follow the cg method and still use silicones this is called the modified CG Method. It’s good to avoid silicones because later the cause products build up and weigh your curls down and could actually alter your curl the pattern. 

Why is it good to avoid combs and heat? well heat is a given to much heat causes heat damage and potentially altering your curl pattern and will no longer curl any more and become life less which will leading to having to cut your hair and we all don’t want that happening ever and that happened to me a year ago cause me to transition my own natural hair which was never permed ever of my 27 years of living but i had to cut it in Jan of 2017. Now on to why the avoidance of combs and brushes. that’s an easy one as well. They rip our hair damage the shaft causes split ends. So with the curly girl method you detangle your hair with your fingers while your hair is wet with conditioner in your hair. Theres another alternative as well with this you can use a Denman brush. I’ve never used them but a lot of naturalist use this to style their hair and detagle its supposed to be gentle on your hair.

well that’s it i tried to shorten it as much as i could. Theres so much! maybe ill do a video explaing it 🙂

 

The Cut


So I’m sure y’all been waiting on what the drastic change was…….

I cut my hair!!!  It was a bitter sweet thing. I didn’t want to but I did a mini big chop as you guys who followed me for a while knew I had heat damaged I announced it about 2015 stating I was in the way of finding new methods of styling my hair and blending in two different textures  it was hard but it was worth it. I was so sad I’ve always had long hair that’s what made it really hard for me so when I pull a curl down it’s collar bone length so I did good transitioning for 1 year and 7 months. So let the journey start back over wish me luck!!!!

So I went about 1 year and 7 months transitioning out of natural hair heat damage.
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5th day hair with Camille Rose


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The almond Jai works pretty well in my hair. It’s heavy for my hair but a little goes a long way. I styled my twist/permed rod set with about 60 percent wet to makes drying time go by easier and faster over night.

So I also bought the curlaid the other day because I fell in love with this one.  I love how thick it is it makes a great use for winter time.
I totally can no wait to use the other one I purchased 

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AntiguaBarbudaGirl

 

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How long have you been natural?
I have been natural most of my life except for 2 separate occations in university when I texturized it, just to have a change

What texture is your hair? : 4B

How did you transition?
I long termed transition for a year the two times I texturized my hair. I washed and got my hair corn rowed once a week, while slowly cutting off the processed ends.

When/Why did you decide to go natural?
Since I was used to having my natural hair, I decided to transition back, while in university

Is being natural what you expected?
What stage are you at in your natural hair journey? : Well, I knew exactly what to expect because I was used to having and caring for my natural hair. I am back to mid back stage after transitioning for 3 years from a permanent colour

Where Can you be reached via Social Media(website/twitter/facebook etc.):
website: antiguabarbudagirl.com 
twitter: AntiguaBarbudaG

 

Thanks for your time! and i love your hair!

-N489

DIY lip scrub


My lips seem to constantly stay cracked…I have no idea why…but I guess it’s just something that makes me, me lol but I do have a DIY that helps my lips and it can help yours as we’ll
I call it the Honey lip scrub

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It’s a simple lip scrub it can be stored enough for a week

Ingredients

Honey
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sugar

Measurements
Just enough for your lips for one day or enough for use of 3 or 4 days for the week
Use enough sugar to make it gritty don’t mix the ingredients a lot to make sugar dissolve
you can add a little lemon if your wanting to lighten up your lips…like me I have two different colors darker top lip than my bottom lip.

Old wash and go


Sometimes I know we all get lazy and just throw our hair up in a bun when it’s really time to redo our hair well yesterday I decided against it lol some of may know I absolutely love my pompadour lol well that’s what I did lol and come Saturday I’ll be wearing a bun then hopefully Sunday I’ll tackle this hair of mine lol btw I’ll do a tutorial on my wash and go Sunday if everything goes as planned 🙂 enjoy your day guys!

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